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Old 01-06-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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I am wondering if anyone has stayed at extended stay motels and what their opinon is.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I have a couple of times. For the suite type hotel room they are on the lower end. Less amenities, fewer TV stations, cheaper furniture in the rooms. The extended stay hotels I stayed in were in northern NJ.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Expensive. But as long as someone else is comping it, I'm good.

I like the idea of having a small kitchen and a separate living room. You don't feel like you are living out of a suitcase. Marriotts have guest activities and BBQ, as well as the requisite breakfast buffets (which are pretty good)
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Expensive. But as long as someone else is comping it, I'm good.

I like the idea of having a small kitchen and a separate living room. You don't feel like you are living out of a suitcase. Marriotts have guest activities and BBQ, as well as the requisite breakfast buffets (which are pretty good)
I really liked marriots... one I went to in the midwest had a free happy hour every night. The quality of just about everything was much better than extended stay hotels.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:11 PM
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I've stayed at them probably half a dozen times. The quality can vary widely, but in general I've found them to be a good place to spend a few days or weeks.

For weekly stays, most of them don't provide daily maid service. If you're someone who loves getting fresh towels and new sheets every day, they probably won't be the best choice for you.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I've considered moving to an extended stay in the Boston area, possible longterm of two years. Modern complexes in the Boston area cost more than some ext. stay deals on the 'net in recent months, plus I could avoid current neighbors who smoke and curse.

Craigslist has so many "deals" in all cities on these places the past few months due to the business travel slump.

Within 15-30 miles of Boston, special Craigslist rates start at $699 monthly up to $999, plus taxes. Buit I think taxes are waived after 30 days because you're no longer a guest, but a renter, but I may be wrong.

I'm just afraid they'd raise these special two-month minimum rates after the initial intro period.

Heck, in the Boston area, you barely get a modern 1 BR for $850-$1200 monthly. Yuppie places are much higher.

Plus, ext. stay doesn't check credit or require a sec. deposit.

But they may attract some undesirables. For instance, that guy in Denver a few months ago linked to possible terrorism in NYC lived in an extended stay. It had the necessary stove to boil/bake the various hair salon chemicals found in his room.

Hmm...
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Sounds like a Single Room Occupany (SRO)

These are generally dumps.
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